Press Release: Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949

Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949

Selected, edited and introduced by
Roy Thomas

‘Scintillating stories by some of the best writers then in the business –
and drop-dead exciting artwork by as talented a pool of artists as ever
graced a comic book!’
roy thomas

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, Folio has joined legendary Marvel editor Roy Thomas to form a super-powered team-up of their own. Marvel: The Golden Age 1939–1949 presents five specially curated comic books, including a painstakingly produced facsimile of the comic that started it all back in 1939. This is the first title in an ongoing collaboration between The Folio Society and Marvel.

Scanned from original vintage material from the Marvel archives, each comic showcases key characters and creators from this seminal era: Captain America to the Human Torch; Stan Lee to Jack Kirby. A dazzling hardback volume with lettering by Ian Jepson comes presented inside a handmade clamshell case which features original artwork by modern Marvel artist Marco D’Alfonso, who has also created an exclusive print that is only available with this edition.

‘We were delighted when Marvel asked us to collaborate on such an exciting project. We are thrilled with what we have created and are sure every Marvel fan will love this magnificent edition as much as we do.’
tom walker, publishing director, the folio society


Product information
Main volume: Bound in screen printed and metallic foil blocked cloth with lettering by Ian Jepson. Set in Miller Text with Benton as display. 272 pages printed 4-colour throughout. Endpapers printed in metallic ink with a design by Marco D’Alfonso. Ribbon marker. Coloured page edges. 13¼˝ x 9¼˝ .
Solander box: Bound and lined in printed and gold laminated paper with a design by Marco D’Alfonso.
Facsimile Comic: 64 pages with 4-page cover. 10˝ x 7˝.
Exclusive Print: Illustration by Marco D’Alfonso printed 4-colour on Natural Evolution White 280gsm paper. 10˝ x 7˝

UK £150.00 US $225.00 Can $295.00 Aus $295.00










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